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The Biggest Science Scandals of 2017
Jef Akst | Dec 15, 2017
This year’s controversial news included unethical behavior among politicians, a murder, and multiple accusations of gender discrimination and sexual harassment, in addition to the usual spate of research misconduct.
Women Surveyed About Sexual Harassment Tell Their Stories
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 13, 2017
speaks with researchers who’d reported abuse in studies of harassment in the field.
University of Rochester Faces Lawsuit for Mishandling Sexual Harassment Case
Shawna Williams | Dec 11, 2017
The nine plaintiffs allege the university’s actions put women at risk.
Investigation Reveals Sexual Assault of Adolescents in Federally Funded Research Study
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 4, 2017
An internal investigation has revealed why the $8.8 million Purdue University study was abruptly terminated earlier this year.
Academics Criticize University of Rochester’s Handling of Sexual Harassment Case
Shawna Williams | Nov 15, 2017
An open letter from hundreds of faculty members in the U.S. and abroad declares they won’t encourage students to pursue education or careers there.
Dealing with Unethical or Illegal Conduct in Higher Education
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2017
Investigations into cases of wrongdoing by professors are increasingly in the public eye. But are colleges and universities doing enough to deal with the problem?
New Dean of USC Medical School Fired
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 6, 2017
Rohit Varma’s termination, following the recent resignation of his predecessor over misbehavior, came as the
Los Angeles Times
prepared to report on a 2003 sexual harassment case.
Speaking of Science
Staff | Apr 1, 2016
April 2016's selection of notable quotes
Student Fights Harassment with Wikipedia
Jef Akst | Mar 10, 2016
Every time Emily Temple-Wood receives an inappropriate email, she writes a Wikipedia entry about a woman scientist.
NSF Calls for Harassment Prevention
Tracy Vence | Jan 27, 2016
The National Science Foundation reiterates its commitment “to eradicate gender-based discrimination in science” with a statement geared toward the institutions it funds.